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Our Slow Cooker Turkey Chili is incredibly healthy with oodles of fresh veggies but still packed with flavor. Perfect for a chilly night!
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
This healthy Slow Cooker Turkey Chili is full of fresh vegetables. Don't let that fool you though, it tastes great. I love being able to sneak in ground turkey when I can since we limit beef at our house.
I haven't made this one in a while so I'm adding it to my menu plan for next week now. 🙂
MENU TIP: This Turkey Chili recipe is from week 3 of our low calorie menu planning made easy set!
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili Ingredients:
- ground turkey
- olive oil
- yellow onion
- bell peppers (any color)
- sweet potato
- crushed tomatoes
- tomato sauce
- chili powder
- ground cumin
- cayenne pepper
- salt & pepper
Supper club member Erica's teenage daughter is the cutest and she loves this recipe!
How to make turkey chili in crock pot:
Sauté the onion, garlic, bell peppers, celery and sweet potato in a little olive oil until soft.
Add the ground turkey, and cook until browned and crumbly.
Transfer mixture to your crockpot and add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, water, salt and pepper.
Cover, and cook on low 6-8 hours or on high 4-5 hours.
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
- slow cooker
- 2 lbs lean ground turkey
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 bell peppers, diced and any color
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 15 oz can tomato sauce
- 3 Tbsps chili powder
- 1 Tbsp ground cumin
- ¼-½ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, bell peppers, celery and sweet potato. Sauté 5-7 minutes or until soft.
- Add turkey, and cook until browned and crumbly, 5-7 minutes, stirring often to break up chunks.
- Transfer mixture to a slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients, plus 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ tsp pepper.
- Cover, and cook on low 6-8 hours or on high 4-5 hours.
Do I HAVE to cook this on the stove first?
The ground turkey does need to be precooked so you'll need to cook that in a skillet on the stove or in a slow cooker that has a browning feature.
We love this All Clad one! If you don't have time to sauté the veggies they can be tossed into your crockpot without cooking first. Just be sure to increase the cook time a bit until all the vegetables are tender. But, if you have the time go ahead and sauté them because I think it gives them more flavor. 🙂
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